Commercial mariculture of Oreochromis niloticus using net cages

Fineman-Kalio, A.S. (1987) Commercial mariculture of Oreochromis niloticus using net cages. In: 5th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 22-25 Sep 1986 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 464-470.

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Abstract

The culture of tilapia has a long history in Africa. Fossil remains of members of the genus have been found which are about 18 million years old (Fryer and Iles, 1972). Oreochromis niloticus was the subject of detailed observations in Egypt of 5,000 years ago. A bas relief of 2,500B.C. depicts tilapia being reared in ponds in Egypt. However, despite this long history the prolific nature of this fish results in very high populations in pond culture systems. Consequently small size fish are harvested. Several methods have thus been tried to control the excessive reproduction of tilapia in captivity with only partial success. This paper reports how large size tilapia especially O. niloticus averaging at least 150g per piece can be commercially produced using floating net cages in the marine environment

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Commercial mariculture of Oreochromis niloticus using net cages
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Fineman-Kalio, A.S.
Page Range: pp. 464-470
Date: 1987
Event Title: 5th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Ilorin, Nigeria
Event Dates: 22-25 Sep 1986
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; aquaculture systems; cage culture; fish culture; marine aquaculture; Oreochromis niloticus
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 3490
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 15:25
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:19
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3490

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